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Runner Bean 'Polestar'

Stringless runner beans, with excellent flavour. You don't need many plants to give you plenty of beans for months.

40 seeds

5 seedlings

10 seedlings

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Offer applies to each multiple of 5 – buy 10 packets and get cheapest two free. Terms and conditions apply.


Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sow Under Cover
Direct Sow/ Plant Out
Flowers/ Harvest


Edible Crop
Kitchen Garden
Broad Tolerance
July - October
2.1m (7ft)
Common name
Runner Bean
Moist but Well-drained
Full Sun
30cm (12in)
Sow from April, one seed to its own pot or module (ideally Rootrainers), under cover. Once the plants are at least 5cm (2in) tall, plant them out. You can also sow direct into the garden May-July, not before, as they will be killed by the frost.


Stringless, tasty and tender. Just one sowing of this will give you plenty of beans for weeks at a stretch, or do two sowings (one early, one late) for picking in summer and autumn. The scarlet flowers are delicious too.

These are perfect planted on a teepee with your favourite scented sweet pea mix – as this will attract beneficial pollinators.

Please note, illustrated packets are being introduced gradually over the coming months, availability may vary.

Care Tips

Will grow best in a sunny position with fertile, well-dug soil that has had plenty of organic matter added. Support with a cane wigwam, with one plant growing up each cane. Protect seedlings from slugs.